Daily Archives: October 30, 2015

ZAWA arrests Lusaka man for being in possession of Leopard skins

Leopard

The Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) has arrested a 26 year-old man of Chazanga compound in Lusaka for being in illegal possession of two Leopard skins. ZAWA public relations officer Sakabilo Kalembwe has confirmed the arrest of Gibson Tembo to QFM News. He says if convicted Mr Tembo is likely to serve a minimum sentence of up to 5-years. Mr Kalembwe ...

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Police arrests Nawakwi

Police Picking up Edith Nawakwi

Police in Kitwe this afternoon arrested Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) President Edith Nawakwi for unlawful assembly. FDD Spokesperson Antonio Mwanza has told Qfm News that Ms. Nawakwi was picked up by the police in full riot gear around 12 hours in Mulenga compound in Wusakile constituency where she was meeting one of the FDD chairladies. He says Ms ...

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Zambia’s economic growth potential remains high – IMF

IMF

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Resident Representative Tobias Rasmussen says Zambia’s economic growth potential remains high, but that the medium-term outlook is clouded by domestic and external risks. Speaking in Lusaka today during the presentation of the IMF regional Economic Outlook in Lusaka today, Mr. Rasmussen says the large fiscal deficit, lower copper prices and policy uncertainties have exerted significant pressures ...

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CBU lecturers agree to resume work

CBU

Copperbelt University lecturers have agreed to resume work after days of work stoppage to push for the removal of University management led by Professor Naison Ngoma. The lecturer had defied Higher Education Minister Michael Kaingu’s directive to end their illegal work stoppage after a caretaker committee appointed to look into their grievances found their demands lacked merit. And the decision ...

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Fatigued refugees trapped in Slovenia-Austria border

Austrian police say around 7,000 people gathered at the border

Austrian police say around 7,000 people gathered at the border after Slovenia transported many refugees by train. Chaos has erupted in a Slovenian border town, as thousands of people pushed through metal barriers and a police cordon, to force their way into Austria, part of an ongoing wave of refugees heading to Europe. Several people, many holding children in their ...

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22 dead as two boats sink in eastern Aegean Sea

22 dead as two boats sink in eastern Aegean Sea

Twenty-two people died Friday when two boats sank in the eastern Aegean Sea, a spokeswoman for the Hellenic Coastguards told CNN. The spokeswoman said 144 people had been rescued. The Aegean Sea is bounded by Turkey on the east and Greece on the west. Greece — with its extensive coastline, which is difficult to patrol — is a common destination ...

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Oprah Winfrey Sets the Record Straight on Tabloid’s Reported ‘Secret Son’ Ambush

Oprah Winfrey

Amid a tabloid story that Oprah Winfrey was “ambushed” by her “secret son,” Calvin Mitchell, outside the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York earlier this month, the media mogul is setting the record straight in an exclusive interview with Entertainment Tonight’s Nancy O’Dell. “I met Calvin around the early ’90s, I think it was 1992. I was doing a film ...

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Miles Sampa quits

Miles-Sampa

Miles Sampa has resigned as Commerce, Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Miles Sampa has resigned. In his purported letter of resignation to President Edgar Lungu dated 29th October, 2015, Mr Sampa says his resignation is with immediate effect. He says he wants to focus on contributing towards strengthening the ruling party to promote unity and also ensure party sustainability in ...

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TIZ condemns Police heavy handedness

Habasonda

Transparency International Zambia has strongly condemned the heavy handedness of the Zambia police who battered students at the University of Zambia Great East road campus during the riot on Tuesday night. TIZ is particularly appalled by the brutality and use of excessive force being applied to control the rampaging students by Police. TIZ President Lee Habasonda in a statement says ...

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